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COMMENTARY: Saving Julius Jones: A time for truth, and a time for wisdom

  By Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher of The City Sentinel Thursday, June 11, 2020   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma state Pardon and Parole Board is asking Attorney General Mike Hunter whether or not they have the authority to consider requests for commutation of sentences imposed on death row inmates in our state. Those […]

Lawyer for death row inmates calls June and July “reasonable timeframe” for key issues in Oklahoma lethal injection case

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today, May 5, Judge Stephen Friot of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ordered Oklahoma state officials to provide additional information to death row prisoners about the State’s plans for training protocols related to lethal injection executions. The Oklahoma […]

Oklahoma to resume state killings after acquiring same lethal injection drugs used in botched executions

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State officials announced today, (Feb. 13), that Oklahoma would resume executions with an “updated version” of the lethal injection drugs used in past botched executions in Oklahoma. A press conference was held by Attorney General Mike Hunter Thursday morning accompanied by Gov. Kevin Stitt, […]

Attorneys believe race study shows Oklahoma inmate Julius Jones’ death sentence is unconstitutional

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In August 1999, Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy sought the death penalty against Julius Darius Jones, a former John Marshall High School honor student who was accused of killing an Edmond insurance executive, Paul Scott Howell. Jones is African American. He was only 19 […]

ANALYSIS: Death Penalty Review Commission issues sweeping, transformative recommendations

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, April 25, 2017 –  A startling recommendation to maintain – perhaps indefinitely — the existing moratorium on capital punishment in Oklahoma is getting the most attention after release of the final report of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission. However, many of the panel’s other recommendations, if put into effect, […]

Summary of four-part documentary on Richard Glossip case, fifth segment announced

Compiled by Patrick B. McGuigan Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore all four episodes of the series, “Killing Richard Glossip” on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST.  The ID channel has announced a new fifth segment is in production. “This documentary makes the case for Richard Glossip’s actual innocence. 

It does so powerfully and persuasively. […]

Impressions and Questions: Could documentary ‘Killing Richard Glossip’ end up saving him?

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many lawyers speak at great length, even when that is not necessary. 
Don Knight, lawyer for Richard Glossip, can speak with a few words, when necessary. Concerning the potential impact of an Investigation Discovery (ID) documentary called “Killing Richard Glossip” set for broadcast on April 17 and 18, at […]

‘Killing Richard Glossip’ world premiere to be held in Oklahoma City

By Patrick B. McGuigan A private screening of the first episode in Discovery ID’s documentary “Killing Richard Glossip” is slated for Wednesday, April 5 at the Paramount Cinema in Oklahoma City, The City Sentinel has learned. The “by invitation only” event for what is deemed a “real-time” presentation will feature a panel discussion and question and answer […]

‘Cruel Odyssey’ – ‘Killing Richard Glossip’ Documentary Scheduled for Spring World Premiere

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor UPDATE:  “Killing Richard Glossip,” the two night, two hour documentary, will air Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18 at 9/8 CST on the Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel.  Check for local show times in your area. OKLAHOMA CITY – The Investigation Discovery (ID) channel has announced it will broadcast its new […]

OK-CADP honors World Day Against the Death Penalty and urges no vote on S.Q. 776

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter In recognition of the 14th annual World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10), the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) hosted a press conference at the state Capitol. “The goal of this year’s World Day observance is to raise awareness around the application of the death […]

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